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Cedar Rapids Public Library Unveils First Renderings of New Building

Cedar Rapids Public Library Unveils First Renderings of New Building


CRPL Design

This is the design of the new Cedar Rapids Public Library. Images courtesy of OPN Architects.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – January 6, 2011 – The first renderings of the new Cedar Rapids Public Library were approved by the Board of Trustees on January 6 during their regularly scheduled meeting. The two images reflect the design of the Library from the front, facing Greene Square Park; one during the day and one at night.

“We are glad to have the opportunity to present these images to our Board of Trustees and to share them with the entire community,” said Bob Pasicznyuk, Library Director. “We are building a state-of-the-art library that will serve this community for years to come. This is another step towards that goal.”

The Library building will cost approximately $25 million. The total project cost is approximately $49 million, including land acquisition and preparation, building contents (books, technology, furniture, etc), professional services, public art, and a contingency fund.

The Library design team includes OPN Architects, Ryan Construction, and members of the Board of Trustees. They meet with the Building Committee of the Board of Trustees once a month to update them on their progress.

The project is expected to be complete in summer 2013.


CRPL Night

The building is transparent and gives off a glow during the evening hours. Image courtesy of OPN Architects.

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